At Bi-Tech we understand and respond positively to the Environment
Bi-Tech applies EPS in ways that is friendly to the environment.
Bi-Tech is fully committed to recycling expanded polystyrene (EPS), manufacturing waste, and converting EPS into other products.
The materials in a building can generally be expected to last 30-50 years without change, but EPS can last longer. EPS's flexibility, durability, light-weight and performance make it the sustainable choice for construction.
EPS construction products are lighter than alternatives, using a lower quantity of material for the same application, which means fewer resources are needed in the manufacturing process and less waste will be created at the end of the product life.
Based on the rich practical, innovative and technical skills of our engineers and also our strong adherence and dedication to protecting the environment, we have managed to maintain an even balance between sustaining the environment and delivering high quality work since our inception.
The materials that we produce, use and discard in the building industry are of a growing concern in the world today and have had a major impact on our planet.
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is an excellent natural material that has far less of an impact in the environment than other competitive materials used for the same purpose.
EPS does not contain any CFC’s (chlorofluorocarbons) or HCFC’s (hydro chlorofluorocarbons). Also no CFC’s or HCFC’s are used while manufacturing the product (these gases diminish the ozone layer). Very little energy is needed during the transformation. In addition, these gases are not emitted during the burning of expanded polystyrene (EPS). Expanded Polystyrene does not generate any risk to the health of the workers, nor any risk to the environment during its use.
Expanded Polystyrene is 98% air. Only a very small percent is actually material. This very light but strong material therefore has a very low carbon footprint. Being very light means when transporting goods in Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) containers, greatly reduces fuel consumption compared to other heavier packaging materials like wood or metal.
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is now widely used in the construction, packaging, agricultural and art & décor industries. It is particularly used in the construction industry for thermal insulation, meaning significant savings on heating and cooling of buildings, thereby reducing the emission of polluting gases. It therefore helps in alleviating the greenhouse effect and acid rain.
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is fully 100% recyclable, unlike most other materials. It can be reused in the manufacture of new EPS, added to other building materials, or for auxiliary compost material for soil improvement or by granulation or fusion turned into other products for further human use. More and more Expanded Polystyrene is being recycled around the world. It is a single polymer so recycling is not difficult, and there are a wide variety of products it can be turned into, including garden furniture, disposable cameras and simple things like coat hangers. Pentane is used as the blowing agent that has a low GWP (Global Warming Potential) of less than 5.
The manufacturing process for Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is very low pollution as it uses water (steam) as the main ingredient, and it is continually reused. There is also no waste as any broken pieces or rejected produce are just reused also. As it is mostly air only a very small amount of oil consumption is necessary to produce all the Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) used. It is only 0.1%.